Environmental group plans protest today over revised traffic law

An environmental organization is planning to show up at the Asamblea Legisaltiva today at 2:30 p.m. to protest aspects of the revised traffic law.

The organization, Preserve Planet, said that lawmakers in committee decided to impose stiff taxes on environmental friendly vehicles, like electric cars and hybrids.

Lawmakers also are in the process of changing the current
vehicle inspection system to allow many other inspectors than the current monopoly firm. Riteve SyC, the organization noted.

The organization in a press release said its activists would carry signs into the visitor area of the legislature to express their views. They said that the proposed changes would do great harm to air quality.

Luis Diego Marín, spokesman for the organization, said some of the proposals in the revised traffic law are not constitutional.

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